Just curious what time of year new syllabi normally come out - anybody know?
Viohazard is surprisingly keen to continue with grade exams (I think partly to reassure himself that he could cope with studying music in English in future), but Grade 5 theory will keep him busy for this year, because writing English isn't his strong point, and the varied spellings for musical terms in several different European dialects (oops, sorry, languages ) is uphill work for him too!
He's thinking of taking a violin practical in 2008, but that will be 3 or 4 years after his Grade 5, which was done with a different teacher anyway. He spent quite a bit of tim. His violin teacher has no experience of UK grade exams, so he would need to see the syllabus to select the appropriate grade.
Meanwhile, himself has developed a passion for Phillip Glass...